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The Marriage of Figaro The Marriage of Figaro The Marriage of Figaro

Opera Philadelphia

The Marriage of Figaro

Friday
Apr 28, 2017
Sunday
May 07, 2017
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Overview

(Le nozze di Figaro)
New Production
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Text by Lorenzo da Ponte
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy

Hilarity of complication

Regarded as one of the greatest operas ever written, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) is a screwball comedy complete with disguises, surprises, and compromises. Figaro, the wily barber and part-time matchmaker, has finally fallen in love. But, like everything else in his life, it's complicated. On the eve of Figaro’s marriage to Susanna, his master, Count Almaviva, sets his wandering eye on the lovely bride-to-be. Servant and master go head to head, and even the Countess Rosina gets in on the action when she learns of her husband’s desires. But is she embroiled in a dangerous liaison of her own? From the opening notes to the final curtain, Mozart’s score delivers a tangled love story with great farce and satire.

Performance Schedule
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 5, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

New co-production with Lyric Opera of Kansas City

Run Time: Approximately three hours and 10 minutes
Intermission: One 20-minute intermission

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